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      The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to
      engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and
      groundbreaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and
      protect our democracy.

      CIR is among the most innovative, credible and relevant media
      organizations in the country. Reveal – our website, public radio
      program, podcast and social media platform – is where we publish our
      multiplatform work.

      Our award-winning journalists hold the powerful accountable and
      reveal government fraud and waste of taxpayer funds, human rights
      violations, environmental degradation and threats to public safety. We
      consistently shine a bright light on injustice and protect the most
      vulnerable in our society.

      From the San Francisco Bay Area epicenter of technological and
      creative innovation, our reporting ignites real-world change as
      evidenced by civil and criminal investigations, new laws and policies,
      the instigation of public discourse and solutions-oriented community

      Founded in 1977, CIR is nationally respected for setting the highest
      journalistic standards, and for our signature approach to investigative
      reporting and collaboration. We partner with numerous other media
      organizations, prioritize impact over exclusivity, engage with the
      public and track results. To reach a broad and diverse audience
      worldwide, we publish our stories online, as well as for print,
      television, radio/audio, video and live events.

      With PRX, CIR co-produces the nationally distributed “Reveal” radio
      show and podcast. “Reveal” features CIR’s reporting, as well as stories
      from public radio stations and a wide range of media partners, both
      nonprofit and commercial.

      Our work has been recognized for its excellence, groundbreaking
      creativity and impact. Recent awards include: Emmy Awards, a George
      Foster Peabody Award, a Military Reporters and Editors Award, a Barlett
      & Steele Gold Award for investigative business journalism, Alfred I.
      DuPont-Columbia University Awards, a George Polk Award, IRE Awards for
      multiplatform journalism and an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative
      reporting. We were a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and 2013
      and a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective

      Editorial independence policy

      We subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News.

      Our organization retains full authority over editorial content,
      maintaining a firewall between news coverage decisions and the pursuit
      of revenue. Accepting financial support does not constitute implied or
      actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

      We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and
      organizations for the general support of our activities, but all
      editorial decisions are made independently, not on the basis of donor
      support. At times, we accept support for coverage of particular topics,
      but those topics are determined by our editorial staff, and we maintain
      full editorial control of the resulting coverage. Donors receive no
      preferential coverage, have no right to review editorial content before
      it is published and do not influence the direction or findings of our
      reporting in any way.

      We do not accept donations from government entities, political
      parties, elected officials or candidates actively seeking public office,
      nor do we accept donations from sources who our board of directors deem
      could present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our
      editorial independence.